A friend gave me The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff when I turned 20. It came at the right time in my life and completely changed how I look at the world. It also led to the Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu (written around 6th century BC). Out of all the books I have ever read, that book has affected my life the most. Knowledge of the way things are gives me the opportunity to let go and let things unfold naturally.